Australia reaches yet another final as they rattle West Indies in their semi-final match on Thursday. The Basin Reserve witnessed drizzles in the morning and the match got reduced to 45 overs-a-side.
West Indies opted to bowl first and things didn’t go as per their plans as Healy and Haynes dominated right from ball one. To add more misery, the team had multiple drop catches too.
Healy scored 129 from just 107 deliveries and she was well supported by Haynes, who made 85 runs. The duo added 216 runs for the first wicket. As they got out, the score did drop a bit but the damage was already done as Australia ended their 45 overs at 305.
In return, West Indies were never on track as they lost early wickets. While Dottin got out for a cameo, Matthews and Taylor struggled as the required run rate kept climbing. At one point, the run rate went past 15 and the team had no answers for it. In the end, the team managed only 148 runs.
Anisa Mohammed, who replaced Afy Fletcher for the match, had a hamstring injury during the match and didn’t bat. Henry also didn’t return to bat because of injury.
As a result, Australia makes it to their 7th final. They will meet the winner of the South Africa-England clash.